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  • Antarctica

    It may be of interest for BIOMCH-L readers, during the Christmas time, to
    be aware of the research expeditions in Antarctica.
    The research program titled "Human biology and medicine" is one of the six
    main programs proposed by current collaborative research between
    the Antarctic Division Polar Medicine Branch and international research
    groups including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
    This research aims to increase the knowledge of the effects of the Antarctic
    environment ( arguably the most isolated on earth ) on Australian National
    Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) personnel. The research, having
    a close nexus with health care, should improve the efficiency of Antarctic
    operations and contribute to human activities in other remote and hostile
    environments. Studies of thermal stress and energy balance in the human
    body are only some examples.
    If you wish to receive more information about these programs please
    write to:
    Dr. D. J. Lugg
    Antarctic Division
    Channel Highway, Kingston 7050, Tasmania
    Tel. (002) 323 300
    Fax. (002) 323 310

    / Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Co-moderator Biomch-L /